Table 2. Summary of characteristics of articles included in the review
Design featureStudies, n (%)
Setting
US6 (25%)13–18
Australia4 (17%)27,28,35,36
UK4 (17%)21,22,24,25
Belgium2 (8%)19,20
Germany1 (4%)23
Iran1 (4%)30
Italy1 (4%)26
New Zealand1 (4%)34
Norway1 (4%)29
Oman1 (4%)32
Romania1 (4%)31
Not specified1 (4%)33
Population
PCPs16 (67%)13,15,17,19,20,22–29,31–33
Patients5 (20%)16,21,30,34,36
PCPs and patients3 (13%)14,18,35
Sample size
10–203 (13%)13,15,20
21–1007 (29%)14,21–35,32,35
101–5007 (29%)19,25,26,28,30,31,33
>5007 (29%)16–27,29,34,36,36
Study design
Quantitative12 (50%)14–18,25–31
Qualitative8 (33%)13,19–32,35,32,35
Mixed-methods2 (8%)33,34
Multi-method2 (8%)23,36
  • PCP = primary care physician.